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Walmart Canada testing pick-up lockers at 7-Eleven

Walmart Canada is piloting pick-up lockers at six 7-Eleven locations in the Toronto area. The e-commerce test will give shoppers a place to pick up delivered ordered around the clock at the participating stores.

Alex and Ani predicts 25% of revenue from e-commerce in 2015

Alex and Ani has projected that at least 25 percent of the company's $350 million in revenue will come from e-commerce. The Rhode Island-based company, known for its bangle bracelets, invested almost $7 million in digital over the past two years, and 2015 may be the year it will pay off.

Next Generation of Commerce Infographic, Acquity Group


Amazon launches crowdsourced delivery Flex

Amazon has officially launched Flex, its new on-demand delivery service that relies on ordinary people do the delivering. The e-tailer is offering crowdsourced workers to make between $18 and $25 per hour by delivering packages using their own vehicles, and a smartphone app to help with the routes.

Taco Bell builds e-commerce website on mobile app's success

Taco Bell has revamped and renamed its website, extending the ability to order and pay via personal computers and tablets and enhancing the overall digital customer experience of the brand.

Amazon beats Walmart in early holiday pricing

Heading into the holiday selling season, Amazon already has the edge over other retailers when it comes to consumer electronics pricing.

Brick-and-mortar is here to stay

Brick-and-mortar retail isn't going anywhere, according to Richard Baker, Hudson's Bay executive chairman. "It's the best thing to happen to the department store business," he said at the BMO Capital Markets' 10th Annual North American Real Estate Conference in Chicago. "[Online] still can't be as competitive as a well-run department store."

Walmart expands online grocery sales to 8 new markets

Walmart has been testing online grocery sales and will now expand to eight new markets. It's a rapid rollout of a program that Walmart has been testing in various forms and markets for the past year that lets shoppers buy more online and pickup in stores (BOPIS).

Aldi plans e-commerce site for U.K. in 2016

After seeing revenues rise 30.7 percent in 2014, but operating profits slip 4 percent, Aldi plans to launch an e-commerce site in 2016 in the U.K.

Nike's womenswear, e-commerce soar

Nike more than topped its expectations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, due in large part to the recent push of its womenswear and investments in e-commerce.